• Luke Bryan Wins Very First Album of the Decade Award from ACM
    New honor. Who dis? When Luke Bryan was planning his acoustic set list for last night’s (Oct. 22) show at the Grand Ole Opry, he had no idea what was about to happen. It was this: The Academy of Country Music’s R.A. Clark (RAC) honored Bryan with the ACM’s first-ever Album of the Decade award... […]
  • CMT Next Up Now, Volume 9
    Next Up Now brings together a variety of country music videos each week. Check out these artists and find out who their influences are — directly from the musicians themselves. Then come back each week to discover who you should be listening to next. Eric Ethridge, “If You Met Me First” Embedded from www.youtube.com. Writers:... […]
  • Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd Announce Their Tiniest Collaboration
    First, the tiny little details: Singer/songwriters (and husband and wife) Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd announced their pregnancy news on social media on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 22). From the sound of things, Morris is in her second trimester. “The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the ’GIRL’ headspace,” Morris... […]
  • Relive Reba McEntire’s CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award Presented by Ram Trucks
    Last Wednesday night (Oct. 16), CMT honored country music icon Reba McEntire with the Artist of a Lifetime award presented by Ram Trucks. Another country music treasure — Vince Gill — was there to hand the award to McEntire for her vast accomplishments in country music throughout the last four decades. She accepted the award... […]
  • Why It Took George Strait So Long to Cross His Heart
    Whenever I hear a timeless song like George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” I turn it up, obviously, and then I try to picture how it came to be. And I assume that everyone in the songwriters’ room must’ve known instantly that it would be a classic country song for decades to come. Turns out,... […]